China Railway High-speed (abbreviated CRH) is the high-speed rail service operated by China Railways. Hexie Hao (simplified Chinese: 和谐号; traditional Chinese: 和諧號; pinyin: Héxié Hào; literally "Harmony") is the designation for rolling stock operated for this service. All trains were originally marked "CRH", before changed shortly afterwards to the Chinese characters "和谐号" on the centre of the head vehicles and the side of the walls of other vehicles. The introduction of CRH was a major part of the sixth national railway speedup, implemented on April 18, 2007. However, not all high-speed trains in China are named CRH. CRH1/2A/2B/2E/5 are expected to have a maximum speed of 250 km/h (160 mph), and CRH2C/3 have a maximum speed of 350 km/h (220 mph).
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